The Canada Council for the Arts announced Caroline Cole as the winner of its prestigious Virginia Parker Prize of $25,000. The prize—established in 1982—is awarded annually to a Canadian classical musician under the age of 32 who demonstrates outstanding talent and musicianship.
Cole is from Peterborough, Ontario, and completed her Bachelor of Music at the University of Toronto studying with Judy Loman. She received her Master of Music degree from Juilliard studying with Nancy Allen, and currently resides in New York City. She joined the roster for Astral Artists in 2013.